You want a professional with a special interest and experience working with your age group.
Adult Speech Therapy specialises in helping adults and adolescents with communication difficulties which may be due to a variety of reasons. We deliver therapy based on current evidence-based research. This means you can always expect the most up-to-date therapy techniques and practices that are effective.
Communication involves many different tasks that people may have difficulties with including:
- Thinking of the words you want to say
- Clearly articulating sounds needed for words
- Saying a sentence that includes all the words and is grammatical
- Spelling and writing sentences
- Reading words correctly
- Understanding and remembering what you have read
- Understanding what someone has said to you
- Following directions
- Confidence to speak in the community to make new friends or date or get a job.
- Confidence to advocate for yourself and explain what would be helpful for you
Helping you meet your communication goals
Communication difficulties can occur for various reasons. They may be due to traumatic brain injury, a stroke or other conditions such as dementia. They may be due to ASD (Autism), intellectual disability or a learning difficulty.
As a result, communication difficulties can vary. So your therapist will treat you as an individual and we will never apply a one-size-fits-all approach. Pathology sessions are tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. We will work at your pace, helping you to achieve your communication goals.
Communication goals are different for every client. You may have difficulty;
- finding the right words when you speak,
- planning what you’re going to say,
- feeling confident in social situations or
- making your speech clear.
Everyone is different, and your goals will differ depending on your situation.
For some clients, working with your family or carers may be essential to help you meet your goals. We may suggest computer-based therapy or iPad apps as part of your therapy when appropriate. You can use these at home to increase the effectiveness of your treatment.
Helping you to communicate may involve exploring alternative ways such as a device or using visuals to support communication.